|（1.Sports Centre，Tianjin Normal University，Tianjin 300387，China；
2.School of Physical Education and Health，Hangzhou Normal University，Hangzhou 310036，China）
Abstract: The authors probed into the relation between ambassadors of the late Qing dynasty and modern western sports. Ambassadors of the late Qing dynasty were a special group of intellectuals, who contacted with modern western sports earlier, and made their own contributions to introducing foreign army trainers, writing books to pro-mote modern sports, and leading the practice of modern sports.
Key words: late Qing dynasty；ambassador；modern sports